Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2004

Genre:  Year:  

01
Howards Alias
The Answer Is Never

Rating: 4.5
12 votes
02
My Morning Jacket
Acoustic Citsuoca

Rating: 4.32
14 votes
03
Trespassers William
Different Stars

Rating: 4.32
312 votes
04
Jon Brion
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Rating: 4.31
26 votes
05
The Velvet Teen
Elysium

Rating: 4.3
20 votes
06
Arcade Fire
Funeral

Rating: 4.3
6196 votes
07
Airiel
Winks & Kisses: Crackled

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
08
mewithoutYou
Catch For Us The Foxes

Rating: 4.23
1992 votes
09
Say Anything
...Is a Real Boy

Rating: 4.21
1216 votes
10
MUCC
Kuchiki no Tou

Rating: 4.21
24 votes
11
Sarah Blasko
The Overture & The Underscore

Rating: 4.15
20 votes
12
Say Anything
For Sale... [Tour EP]

Rating: 4.13
16 votes
13
Redneck Manifesto
I Am Brazil

Rating: 4.12
21 votes
14
John Frusciante
Shadows Collide with People

Rating: 4.12
406 votes
15
Reuben
Racecar Is Racecar Backwards

Rating: 4.11
117 votes
16
Oceansize
Music for Nurses

Rating: 4.11
134 votes
17
Sondre Lerche
Two Way Monologue

Rating: 4.11
19 votes
18
Owen
I Do Perceive

Rating: 4.1
137 votes
19
Pinback
Summer in Abaddon

Rating: 4.1
188 votes
20
Northstar
Pollyanna

Rating: 4.1
93 votes
21
Colossal
Welcome the Problems

Rating: 4.09
48 votes
22
Shugo Tokumaru
Night Piece

Rating: 4.09
46 votes
23
The Black Keys
Rubber Factory

Rating: 4.08
1056 votes
24
Gomez
Split The Difference

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
25
Tera Melos
Demo

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
26
Old Canes
Early Morning Hymns

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
27
Thomas Dybdahl
One Day You'll Dance for Me, New York City

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
28
Mark Lanegan
Bubblegum

Rating: 4.07
105 votes
29
Joseph Arthur
Our Shadows Will Remain

Rating: 4.06
16 votes
30
Dungen
Ta Det Lugnt

Rating: 4.05
66 votes
31
Piglet
lava land

Rating: 4.05
116 votes
32
Regina Spektor
Soviet Kitsch

Rating: 4.04
419 votes
33
Elliott Smith
From a Basement on the Hill

Rating: 4.04
1120 votes
34
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
The Royal Society

Rating: 4.04
12 votes
35
Two Gallants
The Throes

Rating: 4.04
78 votes
36
The Mountain Goats
We Shall All Be Healed

Rating: 4.04
242 votes
37
The Walkmen
Bows + Arrows

Rating: 4.03
130 votes
38
McLusky
The Difference Between Me and You...

Rating: 4.03
53 votes
39
Sarah Fimm
Nexus

Rating: 4.03
18 votes
40
Bark Psychosis
Codename: Dustsucker

Rating: 4.03
74 votes
41
Jesu
Heart Ache

Rating: 4.02
172 votes
42
The Veils
The Runaway Found

Rating: 4.02
64 votes
43
Purplene
Purplene

Rating: 4.01
41 votes
44
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike

Rating: 4.01
206 votes
45
The Butterfly Effect
Begins Here

Rating: 4.01
182 votes
46
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

Rating: 4.01
207 votes
47
John Frusciante
The Will to Death

Rating: 4.01
216 votes
48
Iron & Wine
Our Endless Numbered Days

Rating: 4
1130 votes
49
Mono
Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered....

Rating: 4
203 votes
50
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Sol-fa

Rating: 4
80 votes
51
Bright Eyes
Lua

Rating: 4
70 votes
52
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
Shake The Sheets

Rating: 4
64 votes
53
Sloan
Action Pact

Rating: 4
20 votes
54
Shannon Wright
Over the Sun

Rating: 4
14 votes
55
Rockets and Blue Lights
A Smashed City with Flames and Music in the Air

Rating: 4
12 votes
56
FiRES WERE SHOT
Solace

Rating: 4
12 votes
57
65daysofstatic
Retreat! Retreat! [EP]

Rating: 4
11 votes
58
John Butler Trio
Sunrise Over Sea

Rating: 4
148 votes
59
Death From Above 1979
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

Rating: 3.99
743 votes
60
Blonde Redhead
Misery is a Butterfly

Rating: 3.99
236 votes
61
Lovedrug
Pretend You're Alive

Rating: 3.98
53 votes
62
Bloc Party
Little Thoughts

Rating: 3.97
32 votes
63
The Felix Culpa
Commitment

Rating: 3.97
16 votes
64
The Elected
Me First

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
65
Jonathan Coulton
Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow

Rating: 3.96
14 votes
66
Local H
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?

Rating: 3.96
54 votes
67
Kings of Convenience
Riot on an Empty Street

Rating: 3.96
115 votes
68
Kaki King
Legs to Make Us Longer

Rating: 3.96
34 votes
69
John Frusciante
DC EP

Rating: 3.96
101 votes
70
DeVotchKa
How It Ends

Rating: 3.95
68 votes
71
The Honorary Title
Anything Else But The Truth

Rating: 3.95
74 votes
72
The Matches
E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals

Rating: 3.95
100 votes
73
Scarling.
Sweet Heart Dealer

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
74
Mock Orange
Mind Is Not Brain

Rating: 3.94
17 votes
75
Tilly and the Wall
Wild Like Children

Rating: 3.94
72 votes
76
Tokyo Incidents
Kyoiku

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
77
Mutemath
Reset

Rating: 3.93
67 votes
78
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Start A People

Rating: 3.93
51 votes
79
Rise Against
Siren Song of the Counter Culture

Rating: 3.93
1880 votes
80
Sufjan Stevens
Seven Swans

Rating: 3.93
972 votes
81
Minus the Bear
They Make Beer Commercials Like This

Rating: 3.92
736 votes
82
65daysofstatic
The Fall of Math

Rating: 3.92
432 votes
83
Bright Eyes
One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
84
Jakob
Dominion

Rating: 3.91
29 votes
85
Antony and the Johnsons
Antony and the Johnsons

Rating: 3.91
55 votes
86
31knots
The Curse Of The Longest Day

Rating: 3.91
22 votes
87
John Frusciante
Inside of Emptiness

Rating: 3.91
182 votes
88
Sinking Steps...Rising Eyes
Majestic Blue

Rating: 3.89
19 votes
89
Zazen Boys
Zazen Boys II

Rating: 3.89
18 votes
90
The Beta Band
Heroes to Zeros

Rating: 3.88
13 votes
91
Midlake
Bamnan and Slivercork

Rating: 3.88
68 votes
92
Willy Mason
Where the Humans Eat

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
93
Joanna Newsom
The Milk-Eyed Mender

Rating: 3.88
263 votes
94
Biffy Clyro
Infinity Land

Rating: 3.88
284 votes
95
Jesu
Jesu

Rating: 3.88
580 votes
96
Kid Kilowatt
Guitar Method 1996-1999

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
97
Destroyer
Your Blues

Rating: 3.87
54 votes
98
The Paper Chase
God Bless Your Black Heart

Rating: 3.87
27 votes
99
The Spill Canvas
Sunsets and Car Crashes

Rating: 3.87
95 votes
100
Say Hi
Numbers & Mumbles

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
101
Menomena
I Am The Fun Blame Monster!

Rating: 3.87
75 votes
102
Clann Zu
Black Coats and Bandages

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
103
Skywave
Synthstatic

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
104
Bedouin Soundclash
Sounding A Mosaic

Rating: 3.86
131 votes
105
Jimmy Eat World
Futures

Rating: 3.86
1089 votes
106
Waking Ashland
I Am For You

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
107
Animal Collective
Sung Tongs

Rating: 3.85
748 votes
108
Marissa Nadler
Ballads of Living and Dying

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
109
Devendra Banhart
Rejoicing in the Hands

Rating: 3.84
140 votes
110
Idiot Pilot
Strange We Should Meet Here

Rating: 3.84
100 votes
111
The Good Life
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.83
84 votes
112
Nouvelle Vague
Nouvelle Vague

Rating: 3.83
15 votes
113
Destroyalldreamers
A cœur léger sommeil sanglant

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
114
Slowblow
Slowblow

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
115
Autolux
Future Perfect

Rating: 3.83
214 votes
116
Helios
Unomia

Rating: 3.83
44 votes
117
Sonic Youth
Sonic Nurse

Rating: 3.83
306 votes
118
Therapy?
Never Apologise Never Explain

Rating: 3.82
37 votes
119
Ambulance LTD.
Ambulance LTD.

Rating: 3.82
25 votes
120
Esmerine
Aurora

Rating: 3.82
22 votes
121
The Six Parts Seven
Everywhere And Right Here

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
122
Karate
Pockets

Rating: 3.81
37 votes
123
Ben Kweller
On My Way

Rating: 3.81
68 votes
124
Fair to Midland
Inter.Funda.Stifle

Rating: 3.81
149 votes
125
Delays
Faded Seaside Glamour

Rating: 3.81
13 votes
126
Bad Religion
The Empire Strikes First

Rating: 3.8
553 votes
127
Codeseven
Dancing Echoes / Dead Sounds

Rating: 3.8
51 votes
128
The Dears
No Cities Left

Rating: 3.8
33 votes
129
Rilo Kiley
More Adventurous

Rating: 3.8
110 votes
130
Chronic Future
Lines in My Face

Rating: 3.8
82 votes
131
Morrissey
You Are The Quarry

Rating: 3.8
537 votes
132
Eluvium
An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death

Rating: 3.8
120 votes
133
Incubus
Follow EP

Rating: 3.79
17 votes
134
The Snake The Cross The Crown
Mander Salis

Rating: 3.79
48 votes
135
the GazettE
Disorder

Rating: 3.79
24 votes
136
Modest Mouse
Good News For People Who Love Bad News

Rating: 3.79
5454 votes
137
The National
Cherry Tree

Rating: 3.79
374 votes
138
Hope Of The States
The Lost Riots

Rating: 3.79
42 votes
139
The Divine Comedy
Absent Friends

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
140
The New Amsterdams
Worse for the Wear

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
141
Tom Waits
Real Gone

Rating: 3.78
183 votes
142
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business

Rating: 3.78
32 votes
143
Chevelle
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)

Rating: 3.78
1154 votes
144
Something Corporate
North

Rating: 3.78
159 votes
145
The Fiery Furnaces
Blueberry Boat

Rating: 3.78
67 votes
146
Missy Higgins
The Sound of White

Rating: 3.78
29 votes
147
Beatsteaks
Smack Smash

Rating: 3.78
29 votes
148
Of Montreal
Satanic Panic in the Attic

Rating: 3.77
193 votes
149
Manchester Orchestra
5 Stories

Rating: 3.77
62 votes
150
Devendra Banhart
Nino Rojo

Rating: 3.77
110 votes
151
The Twilight Singers
She Loves You

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
152
Russian Circles
Russian Circles

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
153
Magyar Posse
Kings Of Time

Rating: 3.77
11 votes
154
TV on the Radio
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

Rating: 3.77
233 votes
155
Scatter the Ashes
Devout/The Modern Hymn

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
156
Archive
Noise

Rating: 3.77
29 votes
157
The Decemberists
The Tain

Rating: 3.77
108 votes
158
Wilco
A Ghost is Born

Rating: 3.77
654 votes
159
Rachael Yamagata
Happenstance

Rating: 3.76
19 votes
160
Rogue Wave
Out Of The Shadow

Rating: 3.76
78 votes
161
Guided by Voices
Half Smiles Of The Decomposed

Rating: 3.76
46 votes
162
Eyedea & Abilities
E&A

Rating: 3.76
78 votes
163
Owen
Owen (EP)

Rating: 3.75
57 votes
164
Name Taken
Hold On

Rating: 3.75
34 votes
165
Flotation Toy Warning
Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck

Rating: 3.75
18 votes
166
Interpol
Antics

Rating: 3.75
976 votes
167
Emery
The Weak's End

Rating: 3.75
553 votes
168
Secret Machines
Now Here is Nowhere

Rating: 3.74
43 votes
169
El Ten Eleven
Ten Eleven

Rating: 3.74
62 votes
170
Aereogramme
Seclusion

Rating: 3.74
108 votes
171
Tegan and Sara
So Jealous

Rating: 3.73
408 votes
172
Submersed
In Due Time

Rating: 3.72
74 votes
173
Coma
Pierwsze wyjście z mroku

Rating: 3.72
36 votes
174
Camera Obscura
Underachievers Please Try Harder

Rating: 3.72
36 votes
175
Regurgitator
Mish Mash!

Rating: 3.72
18 votes
176
Man Man
The Man in a Blue Turban With a Face

Rating: 3.72
32 votes
177
Jens Lekman
When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
178
By The End Of Tonight
Fireworks On Ice

Rating: 3.71
14 votes
179
Efterklang
Tripper

Rating: 3.71
41 votes
180
Rufus Wainwright
Want Two

Rating: 3.7
51 votes
181
Joy Wants Eternity
Must You Smash Your Ears Before You Lear

Rating: 3.7
23 votes
182
Gyroscope
Sound Shattering Sound

Rating: 3.69
42 votes
183
L'arc-en-Ciel
SMILE

Rating: 3.68
19 votes
184
Sia
Colour the Small One

Rating: 3.68
49 votes
185
Comets on Fire
Blue Cathedral

Rating: 3.68
55 votes
186
Xiu Xiu
Fabulous Muscles

Rating: 3.68
119 votes
187
*shels
Wingsfortheirsmiles

Rating: 3.68
17 votes
188
Lostprophets
Start Something

Rating: 3.67
773 votes
189
Dirty Projectors
Slaves' Graves & Ballads

Rating: 3.67
24 votes
190
The Servant
The Servant

Rating: 3.67
24 votes
191
Callisto
True Nature Unfolds

Rating: 3.66
66 votes
192
Vanessa Carlton
Harmonium

Rating: 3.66
29 votes
193
Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand

Rating: 3.65
1814 votes
194
Pedro the Lion
Achilles Heel

Rating: 3.65
124 votes
195
P.O.S.
Ipecac Neat

Rating: 3.65
105 votes
196
Zazen Boys
Zazen Boys

Rating: 3.64
14 votes
197
Engine Down
Engine Down

Rating: 3.63
15 votes
198
The Album Leaf
In A Safe Place

Rating: 3.63
262 votes
199
Keane
Hopes & Fears

Rating: 3.63
401 votes
200
Blindside
About A Burning Fire

Rating: 3.63
226 votes



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